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Here are some reasons why my fish friends and I recommend keeping or planting native plants (plants that grow naturally in this area) in your landscape:

Beaked Hazelnut
Beaked Hazelnut
Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar

Native plants get Sammy's vote!
Indian Plum
Indian Plum
Ocean Spray
Ocean Spray
Salal
Salal
Vine Maple
Vine Maple

 

  • Native plants provide food and cover that Pacific Northwest mammals, birds, and other wildlife need to survive.

  • Native plants are well-adapted to the northwest, which makes them hardier. They need little or no fertilizer, insecticides, or fungicides, so our streams stay clean.

  • Native plants are adapted to our dry summers and need no additional watering once they develop a strong root system after two or three years.

  • Native plants are beautiful and preserve our natural heritage.

Any way you look at it, native plants need little maintenance and will save you time and money!



Did you know? In the early 90's, it became illegal to remove any existing trees and native vegetation from banks of salmon-bearing streams (which include almost all Thurston County streams). Restrictions apply to the following buffer widths:

Olympia: within 75-100 feet from the stream
Lacey: Case-by-case assessment
Thurston County: within 100 feet from the stream
Tumwater: Case-by-case assessment

Big Leaf MapleBig  Leaf Maple

Different buffer widths apply to steep ravine areas. Call your local planning or development department for more information.

 


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